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Sentinel-3 flies tandem

ESA Top News - Tue, 19/06/2018 - 15:41

The key to monitoring Earth’s changing environment and to guaranteeing a consistent stream of satellite data to improve our daily lives is to take the same measurements over the course of decades. But how do you know that measurements from successive satellites, even though identical in build, are like for like?

A dexterous laboratory

ESA Top News - Tue, 19/06/2018 - 10:20

Human and robotic exploration image of the week: ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst running the Grip experiment

Star Size Comparison 2

APOD - Mon, 18/06/2018 - 15:00

How big is our Sun compared to other stars? How big is our Sun compared to other stars?


Artificial Sun

ESA Top News - Mon, 18/06/2018 - 11:05

Space Science Image of the Week: Demonstrating that the Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer can endure extreme temperatures

At Last GLAST

APOD - Sun, 17/06/2018 - 13:00

Rising through a billowing cloud of smoke, Rising through a billowing cloud of smoke,


The Cat's Eye Nebula from Hubble

APOD - Sat, 16/06/2018 - 11:00

To some, it may look like a cat's eye. To some, it may look like a cat's eye.


ESA celebrates Unispace+50

ESA Top News - Fri, 15/06/2018 - 15:35

Next week, ESA will join the international community at UNISPACE+50 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first United Nations Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space and highlight past and future Agency activities in support of the UN’s space-related actions. 

A milestone in securing ESA’s future role in the global exploration of space

ESA Top News - Fri, 15/06/2018 - 15:29

Over the past 18 months, ESA and its Member States have gathered in a series of space exploration workshops culminating in a discussion in the ESA Council held in Paris on 13 June 2018.

The Council discussed Europe’s ambition to play a leading role in the global exploration of space based on its European Exploration Envelope Programme, (known as E3P) that was created by ESA’s ministers when they met in December 2016 in Lucerne, Switzerland.

Week In Images

ESA Top News - Fri, 15/06/2018 - 14:46

Our week through the lens:
11 - 15 June 2018

Goals to shape our world

ESA Top News - Fri, 15/06/2018 - 12:50

From people to planet and peace to prosperity, ESA incorporates the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals into every aspect of space activity

Earth from Space

ESA Top News - Fri, 15/06/2018 - 09:05

In this edition, explore Mount Makalu in the Himalayas with Sentinel-2

Countryside Mars and Milky Way

APOD - Fri, 15/06/2018 - 09:00

Countryside Mars and Milky Way Countryside Mars and Milky Way


Restless Kilauea

ESA Top News - Thu, 14/06/2018 - 14:40

New Copernicus Sentinel-2 images show the continuing outpouring of fiery lava from Kilauea in Hawaii

ESA Council decides on the completion of Ariane 6 and endorses start of transition from Ariane 5 to Ariane 6

ESA Top News - Thu, 14/06/2018 - 13:30

The ESA Council met today in Paris to discuss the path towards the future exploitation of Ariane 6.

Responding to risk

ESA Top News - Thu, 14/06/2018 - 12:45

Operations image of the week: A snazzy new infographic illustrates how ESA will use first-ever ‘flyeye’ telescopes to support the UN and international efforts to respond to asteroid risks

Mount Makalu

ESA Top News - Thu, 14/06/2018 - 09:05

Earth observation image of the week: Sentinel-2 takes us over Mount Makalu in the Himalayas

Fermi Science Playoffs

APOD - Thu, 14/06/2018 - 07:00

Fermi Science Playoffs Fermi Science Playoffs


The Clash of NGC 3256

APOD - Wed, 13/06/2018 - 18:00

Marked by an unusually bright central region, swirling dust lanes, Marked by an unusually bright central region, swirling dust lanes,


Antarctica hikes up sea level

ESA Top News - Wed, 13/06/2018 - 18:00

In a major collaborative effort, scientists from around the world have used information from satellites to reveal that ice melting in Antarctica has not only raised sea levels by 7.6 mm since 1992, but, critically, almost half of this rise has occurred in the last five years.

Getting CubeSats moving

ESA Top News - Wed, 13/06/2018 - 09:05

Technology image of the week: first firing of a micro-thruster for miniature CubeSat missions
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